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What disease drove Ernest Hemingway insane?

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Dr. Susan Rhoads
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In brief: Hard to say

He may have had hereditary hemachromatosis which can cause depression.
He also drank. He was hospitalized for paranoia and had electroconvulsive shock therapy seveal times. Whether he was bipolar or depressed is not clear. See http://haemochromatosis.org.au/symptoms/ and see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernest_Hemingway

In brief: Hard to say

He may have had hereditary hemachromatosis which can cause depression.
He also drank. He was hospitalized for paranoia and had electroconvulsive shock therapy seveal times. Whether he was bipolar or depressed is not clear. See http://haemochromatosis.org.au/symptoms/ and see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernest_Hemingway
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